PRELIMINARY tallies by the Star indicate that Cord candidate Evans Kidero has a substantial lead in the race for Nairobi governor.
So far an estimated 1,278,000 have been counted at Nyayo Stadium out of 1,749,000 registered voters for Nairobi, already a 73 per cent turnout.
Yesterday afternoon Kidero was estimated to have 689,000 votes compared to 589,000 for Jubilee candidate Ferdinand Waititu. Kidero was leading in Westlands, Dagoretti North, Kibra, Ruaraka, Embakasi South, Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Makadara, and Mathare.
Waititu was leading in Dagoretti South, Langata, Roysambu, Kasarani, Embakasi North, Embakasi Central, Kamukunji and Starehe. Kidero is the former CEO of Mumias Sugar Company, a former Managing Director of the Nation Media Group, and the present chairman of the Star.
In Uasin Gishu, Jackson Mandago won governorship defeating Higher Education minister Kamar In Mombasa county, Hassan Joho won the governorship defeating Hassan Joho of Wiper Democratic Party.
In Busia County, Sospeter Ojaamong was declared the new governor while Nderitu Gachagua (GNU) won the race in Nyeri county. In Siaya, the new governor will be Siaya Cornel Rasanga (ODM) while Cyprian Awiti (ODM) won in Homa Bay County.
Former AP commandant Kinuthia Mbugua (TNA) is the new governor for Nakuru while former cabinet minister Moses Akaranga won the race in Vihiga County.
In Kajiado county, David ole Nkedienye (ODM) won the governorship, while the Laikipia one went to Joshua Irungu (TNA).
In Kakamega county, planning minister Wycliffe Oparanya (ODM) won the governorship while former Chepalungu MP Isaac Ruto (URP) was announced the new governor for Bomet county.
In Kisumu county, Jack Raguma (ODM) won the governorship while Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai (URP) emerged the winner in Narok county.
In Kisii James Ongwae (ODM) was announced the new governor while John Obado (PDP) was declared the new governor for Migori county. In Trans Nzoia county, Forestry minister Noah Wekesa the governorship seat to former cooperatives PS Patrick Khaemba.